Newington College Year 8 Biloela Bush Camp
Head Of Co-Curricular - Jessica Wickenden
The year 8 camp is held at Biloela in the Southern Highlands.
We encourage each student’s personal development and to achieve their personal best. Students work in groups that allow for intergration into school life and allow for development of friendships and support groups.
Foundation skills in Outdoor Education are developed.
AbseilingDescending a rock face or a climbing tower, we love the views from the top and the courage we see as students aim for their personal best and encourage one another.
BushwalkingBe it a day's hike or a short walk to camp, bushwalking engages all our senses allowing us to explore nature and our place within it. And we always find something exciting along the way!
CampingCamping out in tents is our speciality! We love telling stories around the campfire, looking up at the night sky and creating memories that will last a lifetime!
CanoeingFollowing the flow of the river, we love to explore the waterways on our canoes. Working as a team, using our muscles and problem-solving together to reach our base for the night.
CyclingA favourite activity among our team, cycling along a windy track together or playing group games builds resilience and independence in young people.
InitiativesOur many initiatives can be large or small group activities on the land or water, encouraging social connection, negotiation, problem-solving and adaptability, all while having fun!
Personal Reflection Time
Personal Reflection TimeReflection is often practised in a group through discussion, allowing students to develop a sense of self, empowering them to take on new challenges and learn from mistakes.
CookingFor many, this is the first time they will be cooking and preparing their own meals. Some discover a new passion while developing healthy habits and self-belief.
ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTIONEnhancing environmental literacy, creativity, innovative and critical thinking, foresight, negotiation and collaboration.
OrienteeringThere's nothing more exciting than learning a new skill! Orienteering teaches us to read a map and a compass, gauge distances and provides lots of great learning opportunities.
08th April – 11th April 2024
- Full water bottles
- No nuts
- All items in your personal bag – loose items can get misplaced easily
- Personal medications
- Small personal hand sanitiser
- Leave your phone at home